Due to the challenges the coronavirus pandemic presents to live music and the crowds it draws, Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines announced it will not host its free Jazz in July performances this summer and will instead push them back to July 2021. This decision was made with the support of Jazz in July’s sponsor, the Principal Foundation, which said it also looks forward to bringing the series back next year when it’s safe for patrons and performers alike to enjoy. In 2019, Hoyt Sherman Place revived the Jazz in July series with the help of sponsors Principal Foundation and Faegre Baker Daniels. The new dates for Jazz in July performances will be July 13, 20 and 27, 2021.